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    I do alot of panfishing and recently have used several foam flies with great success.My favorite so far is a foam ant i make with 1/4" black foam tied over brown chennile.It has red rubber legs tied in the center in an X pattern with a brown hackle feather tied in the center of the x.All tied on a #8 hook.Works great in the local ponds.Usually slow drifted.
    What are your favorite proven foam flies?A recipie with hook size and colors would be very helpful.Fishing patterns would also help.Photos would be great.Thanks.

    SteveW

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    I love the al's foam hopper in green.
    I use green foam cut from small squares, copper wire, green marabou as the underbody dubbing, green bucktail instead of elk hair, and black and green striped rubber legs.
    (2nd fly)
    Foam Panfish Flies - Fly Angler's OnLine "Intermediate Fly Tying Part 42"

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    I like Chernobyl Ants, and foam poppers. I forget who they're made by, but they're made from the same foam as cheap flip-flops, have the hole for the hook shank, and a cupped face. They're tough, and they decorate pretty well with a sharpie.
    http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-..._1276302_n.jpg

    I'd rather hunt fish than bait deer any day.

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    I love those colorless flies.

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    My favorite is a pupae: take semiclear whitish packing foam. The sheet stuff used to pad picture frames and such from China. The paper thin stuff. Cut a small strip ..wrap around hook to form tapered body...and finish with dubbing to form thorax and use thread to form mandible area on head. Always black thread. Brookies love em.


    "As The deer Thirts For Water, I thirst for you Oh Lord"

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    Short legged golden stone tied chernobyl style, and a black closed cell foam beetle with a peacock herl underbody.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aroostookbasser View Post
    My favorite is a pupae: take semiclear whitish packing foam. The sheet stuff used to pad picture frames and such from China. The paper thin stuff. Cut a small strip ..wrap around hook to form tapered body...and finish with dubbing to form thorax and use thread to form mandible area on head. Always black thread. Brookies love em.


    aroostookbasser, your mentioning of the packing foam reminded me of a fly that Gary LaFontaine was very big on, it was called the "Airhead", are you familiar with it?

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    Not familiar with the name...


    "As The deer Thirts For Water, I thirst for you Oh Lord"

    North Woods Wanderings
    Adventure into the North Woods.......

    "Aroostook Flyers and Tyers"

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    I tried to find a pic to post, had troubles, so here's a link so you can see it
    No i'm not advocating another forum, just needed a pic, hope this is ok to do. Go down to post #38.Kern River Fly Fishing Forum - Gary LaFontaine Swap- CLOSED

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    Coool Fly......;have to tye a few and check them out. Will have to locate his booh too.


    "As The deer Thirts For Water, I thirst for you Oh Lord"

    North Woods Wanderings
    Adventure into the North Woods.......

    "Aroostook Flyers and Tyers"

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